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If Americans Are Worried About Climate Change Why Don’t They Vote That Way? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If Americans Are Worried About Climate Change Why Don’t They Vote That Way?

Public opinion polls are inaccurate when it comes to global warming for a number of reasons.

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Officials with the city climate office toured the island over the past few months to spread public awareness of the issue and gather feedback on ways to reduce emissions.

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How?

Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet.

Scientists Surprised To Find Endangered Seabirds On Oahu Lindsay Young/Pacific Rim Conservation

Scientists Surprised To Find Endangered Seabirds On Oahu

The critically endangered Newell’s shearwater and Hawaiian petrel were thought to be living almost exclusively on Kauai.

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding

Kauai has tightened requirements for shoreline development, but they don’t take into account more alarming recent predictions of the impact of climate change and rising seas.

Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more.

Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’

Keynote speaker at Hawaii Climate Conference cites importance of equitability in how we respond to the effects of a warming planet.

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?

Neal Milner: We Need To Be More Like Coyotes To Survive Climate Change Victoria Earl/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: We Need To Be More Like Coyotes To Survive Climate Change

This animal actually thrives on stress, and that’s only one of its coping mechanisms that humans would do well to emulate.

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax

The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change

In some areas, such as the North Shore, Caldwell predicted “we may have to give up homes, we may have to give up roads” because of rising seas.

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction

Scientists are urgently searching for backup homes to protect the three remaining species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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